Again, Drawing a Tomorrow
It hurts to imagine a six-year-old girl seeking safety on the street to escape violence at home. The home that her family denied her was offered to her by our audience.
Last August 20, we surpassed our goal by far at the 52nd Movimiento Azteca, dedicated to caring for little girls living on the street.
In hard times, contributions are doubly hard to make and deserve double recognition: I want to thank all those who trust in Grupo Salinas’s social commitment and contributed their grain of sand to reach the Mex$13.2 million goal that Fundación Dibujando un Mañana will use to provide opportunities for 1,321 little girls.
The situation of children in our country deserves reflection and action. According to the foundation’s figures, 20 percent of school-age children in Mexico work, and domestic violence exists in one out of three homes. Little girls living on the street are the most vulnerable of all the country’s mistreated children.
It is sad to think about the reasons that have pushed these little ones to run away from home. But it is even sadder to imagine the lives they lead day to day: they’re surrounded by violence, addictions, disease, and all kinds of abuse.
We must think about what we lose as a society if we leave them to their fate. This is a topic that requires a great deal of sensitivity and, above all, action.
By contributing, we discover that the multiplier effect is enormous: not only are we giving a little girl a chance, but we are also giving a chance to future families headed up by good, motivated, self-sufficient women with solid values and the determination to transmit them.
Our children are the future of Mexico, our most precious resource on which the future of our country depends. Thank you for your contribution.